I just visited here for the first time since I went with my family as a child. I m giving it 3 stars, because to me that represents average or what I expected
The service was pretty good. I was with a larger group so I went in expecting a longer wait time. The food didn t get there fast but it also didn t take an excessive amount of time.
The food was good, but seemed a little pricey to me. For a diner I was expecting dinners around $7-$8, however most entrees were about $9-12. The portion size was rather large however, so that was a plus. I ordered the grilled tilapia and received two 6-ounce fillets. For me, just one would have been enough, so if you are a light eater you could either share or take some home. I ordered coleslaw with my meal, and the flavor was good but it was a little too soupy for my taste. My husband ordered the spoon bread and carrot souffle with his entree, both of which he really enjoyed.
One problem I encountered was a lack of options that I could order. I have some rather big dietary restrictions, so it s normally a challenge to go out to eat. Of course, I didn t expect to find a lot of suitable items at a southern style restaurant.
So bottom line: I d recommend to anyone looking for authentic southern style food, and old-fashioned recipes like spoon bread, ham biscuits, peanut pie, etc. I wouldn t recommend to people with really severe dietary concerns, or looking for healthy food. A good portion of the menu is fried, or has gravy, bacon, cheese, etc added.
I have to say - I saw the Virginia Diner on Triple D.....right before our vacation trip. We were passing by, and stopped at lunch time. We came on a day with a buffet - hot fresh tasty chicken and sides. Well worth the money. Came back the next year....missed the buffet - had to order from the menu. I have to say the one/two star ratings are justified for the menu....but the buffet rocks it at a 5. We'll go back - but we make sure the buffet is on.
Well I'll rate it just based on my experience. I had the Fried chicken and Salted Ham combo. Chicken was ery good. Moist, juicy breading was tasty as well. Ham was sliced very thin and served cold? Not sure if that's by design or because I waited 35 min for it? Either way I enjoyed them both. The mac & cheese and green beans were also very good, not like many others I've had recently.
So you have to ask yourself is the food worth the trip. 45 minutes it took me speeding 5 over the limit from Portsmouth/ Chesapeake. I my opinion, no. Good, but only if your transiting the area. Just to far for better than average. After this dinner, Triple D on Food Network is about 65% correct and the other 35% really suck. This falls in the 65th percentile.
Waste of time. I saw the ads along th highway and was excited to find a diner to eat at. Service was awful. I the breakfast I ordered was bacon and eggs with hashbrowns. After I got a waitress to wait on me, it took me asking another waitress to bring me some coffee that I had asked for. The eggs I ordered, over medium, came out runny, barely cooked at all. I was then informed that the hashbrowns would not be ready for a while would I like grits instead. I love diners and the breakfasts in them but this was way below par and I won't be stopping there again.
I stayed in Wakefield for 2 months and this was basicly the only sitdown restaurant in town. As a result I tried eating there 5 times and the food was bad and overpriced each time I ate there. I tried breakfast, lunch, and dinner and each time I ended up leaving food on my plate when I left. How do you ruin eggs, toast, and bacon? They did it at the fine price of around $9.00 after taxes. I do not recommend this place to anyone. It was so bad I ate from the Tasty Treat moost of the time which is like a generic Dairy Queen. There's not much close by but you'd be better off driving 50 miles than eating at this place.
Sorry, another roadside tourist attraction gone bad. I don’t recall cold sliced ham and canned green beans as “country cooking”. Also the buffet was like cattle at a food trough. I would think since this area of Virginia is the Ham & Peanut capital of the USA that there would be lots of creative ham & peanut items on the menu, no not really. I could not recommend anyone stop in for the food, also there are better places for peanuts just down the road.
Stopped in here for Mother's Day, I purchased the fried chicken dinner from the menu, and was quite disappointed when I recieved:
3 oz stewed tomatoes
2 oz mac&cheese
Total $8.30 before tax and tip
I could have gotten an entire bucket of chicken at a chicken place for only $1.00 more!
Was not impressed, have no plans to visit here again.
I've been eating at the V.D. for about 49 years now and it has always had
a very warm and inviting atmosphere. The waitresses are always smiling and
everyone treats you as if they've known you all your life. Give it a go and
you're guaranteed a great meal!
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